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Jewelry Box

Description

Modified pentagonal shaped; leather covered; embossed gilt; sunflower design on flat top of box with the initials "J.R.M."; brass latch on side front; three C and S scrolled gilt bands on side of box; red velvet interior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1933
Inscriptions
J.R.M. (James Rundlet May); illegible label on bottom.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
embossing
gilding
leather
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, JEWELRY
boxes (containers)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Embossed
embossing
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Gilded
gilding
leather
Leather
Sunflower
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
4.875 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1330
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6538

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